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Is the hadith of the pond of Khumm authentic? If so, what is the sunni view on it?

The hadith of the pond of Khumm (Arabic: حدیث غدیر خم) has multiple versions, and a multitude of interpretations based on these different versions. The Sunni view is that the hadith is not an ...
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Contradictory hadiths on the most beloved individuals to the Holy Prophet in Jami at-Tirmidhi

All perfect praise be to Allah First of all i would like to encourage you on starting exploration of ahadees, but i would like to add that you need to keep in contact with a good shiekh al hadith for ...
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Do only Shiites call Ali ibn Abi Talib "Imam"?

It is possible, but you can not be sure just because of it Ali ibn Abi Talib was an Imam for Sunnis as well: Caliphate is الإمامة الكبرى the caliph is the great Imam. Ali was one of the four rightly ...
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Do only Shiites call Ali ibn Abi Talib "Imam"?

As "Imam" in Arabic also means leader it is fine -from this perspective- to call 'Ali ibn Abi Talib an "imam". See also: What's the literal meanings of the word "Imam"?, What is the ...
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Was Ali ibn Abu Talib elected as caliph by the Umma

Ali was appointed caliph by accepting the ba'yah of the Sahabah in Medinah, similar to the appointment of Abu Bakr. Tabari records various accounts of this in his Tarikh (english translation). If you ...
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Why did Ali (a.s) order to be buried in secret?

Although Khawarij hated Imam Ali (a.s.), but he buried in secret mainly because of bani umayyah. The reason for this claim is that: 1-bani umayyah also hated Imam Ali (a.s.) 2- After bani umayyah ...
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What is the meaning of "Keep light and overtake" in Ali ibn Abi Talib's sermon?

salaam alaykum, The statement "Keep light and overtake" references two factors in relevance to one subject. In the prior sentence Imam Ali is informing you about the journey you're on. The aim of ...
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What is this common depiction of Ali ibn Abi Talib (ra), Hasan ibn Ali and Husayn ibn Ali in Shia islam based on?

These images were drawn by artists based on mental images and definitions that came from the faces of imams, and they do not have a document that shows that these images are authentic. In the general ...
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Sunni authenticity of this quote about zulfiqar

This narration is not considered very authentic by Sunnis. Ibn Jawzi quotes it in his book Mawdhoo'aat ("Fabrications"), so that should give an indication. He goes on to quote the narrations ...
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What is the status of Hussain bin Ali, When Ali bin Abu Talib was Imam?

Muhsin ibn Ali (as) was not contemporary to the Holy Prophet (sawa). Sunni sources apparently don't give a date of his death. According to the Shia he died before birth due to a miscarriage that Lady ...
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Did Ali ever say that only house of Muhamad can rule muslims?

Yes, that's the cornerstone of Shia belief. Some Sunnis deny that Ali (as/ra) had any claim to the caliphate against Abu Bakr but others who can't deny the recorded protests by Ali (as) tend to ...
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Can anyone find the reference for Hazrat Ali r.a saying?

Shia sources say it is complied in reverse order in A'laam ad-Dyn fi sifat al Mu'minyn (page 117) أعلام الدين في صفات المؤمنين by al-Hassan ibn abi al-Hassan ad-Daylami ﺍﻟﺤﺴﻦ ﺑﻦ ﺃﺑﻲ ﺍﻟﺤﺴﻦ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻠﻤﻲ as ...
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What is the meaning of "Keep light and overtake" in Ali ibn Abi Talib's sermon?

He means make yourself light by keeping away from the "Burduns" of the human desires (Source). These attire sins and sinful acts however these are regarded to be "light" on the scale when compared to ...
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Is this description of God by Ali regarded as valid by Sunni Muslims?

This is not a complete answer, but I thought I could just share what I found about it so far (may update it later if I find out something new). Please take it with a big grain of salt. First, let's ...
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What is the meaning of gigantic angels in Nahjul-Balagha?

Concise answer: There seems to be real description about them, not a figurative/allegorical speech (to the best of my knowledge). Detailed answer: At the first Khutbah (sermon) of Nahjul-Balaqah, ...
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Which Imam of Shia has more hadiths?

Imam Sadiq (PBUH) and Imam Baqir (PBUH) seem to be the most narrated Hadith Imams whose Hadithes are available* As you might know, several papers of Ahadith were narrated by Imam Hadi (PBUH) that got ...
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Which Imam of Shia has more hadiths?

From my experience, Imam Jaafar al-Sadiq (slightly confusingly called 'Abu Abdullah' like Imam Hussein) has the most.
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What is the exact meaning of Karrar? (As a Laqab (title) of Imam Ali a.s.)

Karrar means valor or valiant the one who is brave, courageous and fearless. It's a title given to Imam Ali (a.s) by the Prophet during a crucial time in the battle of khaybar to defeat the enemy.
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